Monday, April 19, 2021

Polka Dot Graphic Coloring - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

 Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's project!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!


Layered Stenciled Dandelion Silhouettes - Simon Says Stamp May 2021 Card Kit

  Hello! I'm here today to share my first cards with the BRAND NEW May 2021 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Dandelion Messages! This kit is so sweet - dandelions just take me back to my childhood! The included stamp set by the same name has sentiments with a beautiful font and some great simple floral images, there is some lovely pattern paper, a gorgeous embossing folder - that's all not to mention the cardstock, envelopes, and more!

Today I'm mostly focusing on the stamp set in the kit. I love solid images like this - they are such a great basic, and the sky is the limit as for how you want to create a backdrop for them! I did a fun ink blending technique for my cards I'm sharing today. They are also one layer cards, which are perfect for mailing!


For each card, I created a mask stencil just using white cardstock and a metal die. For this first one I used Simon Says Stamp Basic Rectangles to create my stencil, then used a piece of Post it Tape ripped in half, and layered over the mask to ink blend with Fossilized Amber distress ink over the rectangle, moving the masking tape gradually up the shape, and fading to lighter as I reached the top of the rectangle.


For this second one, I used Nested Ovals dies to create my stencil, and ink blended with Abandoned Coral distress ink. This one I started at the top nice and soft, and kept moving downward, blending a bit darker each time I moved the tape downward to create that ombre effect.


Once both of those backgrounds were done, I arranged my images and sentiments over them and stamped in place using my MISTI. Finished off with a few gold splatters with my Starry Colors Palette for a bit of texture and shine!


Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can find all the details HERE:


Which color or shape do you like best?


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Friday, April 16, 2021

Friendships in Bloom - Pinkfresh Studio Facebook Live Cards

 Good morning! Dropping by today to share a card I made yesterday for Pinkfresh Studio's Facebook Live - as well as one I finished after the live with some leftover pieces! Yesterday was a day to pull out some older sets, and a couple that were a bit more recent as well! You can watch the replay HERE if you want to see more details.

I love these bold and elegant color combos - the card we created live yesterday is the top one, a shaker version. The bottom card I created afterwards with one of the stamped extras we had, and created this nearly one layer version using the same supplies. Both cards use Curvy Floral Vine stamp set, Essentials: Stitches Die, Essentials: Pretty Frames Die, and a sentiment from Friendship Blooms to finish them off. Colors used were Passion Fruit, Berrylicious, Grassy Knoll, and Olive.


And great timing - the Curvy Floral Vine that is used on these cards is on sale this weekend! Click HERE to go shop the sale items: 


This first one also uses the Curvy Floral Vine coordinating dies, and we turned it into a shaker card filled with some of the Essentials: Crystals Mix


This second one used the Curvy Floral Vine we stamped in the negative space, so instead of die cutting it, I tucked it behind the same window arrangement, but directly on the card for a closer-to-one-layer design. I added a sentiment from the same set, added a row of sparkly Essentials: Jewels, and trimmed the panel down to mat on a coordinating cardbase.


Again - here is the link to shop the special weekend sale - including the stamp set I used on these cards!


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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Beautiful Inside and Out - Pinkfresh Studio YouTube Live Cards

Good morning! Dropping by today to share a card I made yesterday for Pinkfresh Studio's YouTube Live! I used one of the newly released layering stencils, that actually coordinates with a gorgeous previously released stamp. As always, you can use them alone or together - but I wanted to use them together, and ended up heat embossing in gold to add some beautiful sparkly details! You can watch the replay HERE if you want to see more details.

I had lots of fun mixing and matching colors in the stencils - inspired by Jaycee Gaspar on the Craft Hour a few weeks ago - you can check that video out HERE if you want to see what I mean.


We started off using the Flower Garden Layering Stencils. For the first layer of florals, I used a mixture of Lemon Whip and Peach Fuzz for the first layer, then Sweet Mustard and Apricot for the second layer. The other set of flowers used a combination of Ballet Slipper and Peach Fuzz for the base layer, then added Coral Reef and Apricot for the next layer. The leaves used Mint and Ocean Breeze for their bottom layer, then added Aquamarine and Meadow over the top!


Once the stenciling was done, I heat embossed the coordinating stamp image over the top in gold - lining it up in my MISTI to get it matched up perfectly. Then it was just a matter of die cutting that panel with Essentials: Stitched Rectangles to adhere to my coordinating card base with foam adhesive.


Sentiment was die cut with Phrase Builder: Hello from gold foil cardstock for the detail layer, then from vellum for the shadow layer. I also die cut the detail layer a couple more times from white cardstock to add BEHIND the vellum, sort of as a stand in for adding thin strips of foam adhesive for dimension. The add on sentiment is from the Flower Garden stamp set as well, stamped in detail black and trimmed into a banner. Final finishing touch - of course! - are a few sparkly Essentials: Jewels.


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Monday, April 12, 2021

Simple Coloring and Layered Banners - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

 Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's project!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Watercolor Stenciled Wreaths- Simon Says Stamp All the Feels Release

 Good morning! Stopping by this morning with a few more cards using some of NEWEST Simon Says Stamp All the Feels Release! These cards all use the same stencil, and are paired up with sentiments from previous releases - I always love mixing a bit of old and new together - don't you?

For all of these cards, I used different color combos of distress inks through the beautiful Painted Flowers Wreath stencil - for the first time using my new I-Brush Ink applicators - perfect for adding different colors in the detail areas of this stencil! I then misted the panels with water when I removed the stencils. I LOVE the gorgeous watercolor effect you get by doing this - and how each and every time they turn out slightly differently!


 I also placed the stencil slightly differently each time I used it - just to add to the slight differences between each card. I felt like I could have gone on with different color combos all day - but I restrained myself, and just kept to these four for now!

For this first one, I used a color combo of Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China. Sentiment is from Beautiful Flowers stamp set. I think this color combo is my favorite!


I used some newer colors for this next one - Kitsch Flamingo and Speckled Egg - paired up with Fossilized Amber, and Dusty Concord. Sentiment on this one is from Moments of Grace stamp set.


This next bright and happy color combo is Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, and Evergreen Bough. Sentiment is from Beautiful Day stamp set.


And finally, this happy spring color combo is Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Mustard Seed, and Mowed Lawn. Sentiment on this one is from Sketched Flowers stamp set.


I trimmed each panel down slightly, mounted with foam on white cardbases, and added a sprinkle of clear sparkly Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish these off! Which color combo or sentiment is your favorite? I'd love to hear!


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Monday, April 5, 2021

Torn Edges and Embellishment Cluster - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

 Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's project!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!